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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
21° Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.


tfredvik's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1641) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
What, a De Moolen beer with carbonation issues? It gushes lightly, but since I pour faster than my own shadow, nothing ends up on my table. In the glass the beer looks more or less black, and has a large, creamy, light-brown, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong, pleasant, sweet, roasted and malty. I get lots of chocolate and dark caramel, also sweet dried dark fruits. In the back there are very nice notes of alcohol in a sherry kind of way. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Strong flavours that are dominated by sweet tasting chocolate and caramel. In the back lurk the hops, faint spices and liquorice. The body is medium to full, the texture oily and the carbonation is quite lively. I did get some vague metallic hints in the first couple of sips, but they disappear quickly. A very, very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 3 months after bottling/3 years 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (886) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2016
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with tanned head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is roasted and medium to heavy sweet. Full body. Overall it’s good, full bodied stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (881) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2016
Big tarry belgian strong which you can stand a spoon in. Quite drinkable but very sweet and not very carbonated at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moolesen (423) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Black with a foamy brown head. Coffee aroma but also some metallic. Rich taste of chocolate and some coffee. Some bitter hops are present but I miss the balance as the malt is heavily present but the hops are too "light". The balance is not right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 12, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1405) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
Aroma is smoked malts, hickory, caramel, toffee and fig. Taste is deep rich malts with heavy caramel and dark sugar. Finishes with a sweet and thick molasses like body. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1406) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark brown, reddish with a small brown head. Aromas of malts, dark fruits, figs, dates, raisins, malty, light roast, chocolate. Taste is sweet, standard de molen overly heavy, boozy, sweetness. Fruity, bitter, sticky caramel, chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eersen (18) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Przychodzi mi na my?l belgijska czekolada zakl?ta do postaci p?ynnej, aksamitnej i pe?nej smaku. Do perfekcji brakuje niewiele, a? si? chce wype?nia? praliny tym przyjemnym eliksirem.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
Dark candied fruits, plum, raisin, leather in the aroma; near black color, khaki head; really sweet and malty, dried fruits, some leather and milk chocolate, hints of spice, licorice and spruce, I like it more and more as it warms; medium body, smooth; I really like it, it’s complex and has depth, but is a touch too sweet for my preference right now.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (356) - Padova, ITALY - APR 26, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scuro, in pratica nero impenetrabile. Schiuma marroncina, fine, persistente e abbastanza abbondante. AROMA: caldo e avvolgente, prugne , ciliegie sotto spirito, leggero tostato. GUSTO: dolce, ma una dolcezza stemperata dal tostato, liquorosa, calda e avvolgente. Veramente un capolavoro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1281) - århus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2016
duft: sødlig dadler svag rudbrød smag: karamel lidt rosin dadler lidt varm fra alkoholen svag chokolade mørk


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